IEU TRADE & COMMERCE Telegram 21 March 2017


Our telegram headlines today*: 

# JAPAN 

  • EU Commission and Japanes Government make joint commitment to reach a speedy conclusion to trade negotiations - 
  • Statement by EU Commission President Juncker at the EU-Japan Leaders Meeting - 
  • Remarks by President Donald Tusk before the EU-Japan Leaders' meeting
  • EU-Abgeordneter Jan Philipp Albrecht (Grüne) zum Handelsabkommen mit Japan: Jean-Claude Juncker trifft heute Shinzo Abe - 
  • BusinessEurope: EU and Japan should step-up, conclude a free-trade agreement this year - 

# U.S. RELATIONS

  • DIHK: "Wir müssen alles tun, um einen Handelskrieg zu vermeiden"

# CETA

  • Commissioner Malmström in Canada to discuss CETA preparations and EU trade agenda
  • Progressive Trade Policy in a More Protectionist World - Speech given by EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström at the Canada 2020 Think Tank, Ottawa, Canada
  • EU Commission Answer - The future of protected designations of origin (PDOs) - E-000346/2017

# FTA

  • EU Commission Answer - Study on the impact of concessions in free trade agreements on agricultural products - E-000401/2017
  • Trade negotiations and agriculture: Presentation by the Commission - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

# CHINA

  • EU Commission Answer - 'Made in China 2025' - E-000118/2017
  • EU Commission Answer - Measures to combat Chinese dumping in Europe - E-000209/2017
  • EU Commission Answer - Situation with China and amendment of Regulation (EU) 2016/1036 on anti-dumping measures - E-000833/2017
  • S&Ds push for strong anti-dumping instruments to tackle unfair trade competition
  • OECD Economy: China should focus on financial risks and structural reform

# RUSSIA

  • EU Commission Answer - VP/HR - EU approves new sanctions against Russia - E-000075/2017
  • EU Commission Answer - Cost for the EU and the Member States of sanctions against Russia - E-000207/2017

# NORDIC COLLABORATION

  • Norway: The value of Nordic collaboration in a changing world

# INDIA

  • EU Commission: Answer - VP/HR - India - E-000371/2017

# PHILIPPINES

  • DG Trade: EU-Philippines trade negotiations

# ICS

  • EU Commission Answer - Reformed Investment Court System (ICS) - E-000013/2017

# TRADE DEFENCE

  • EU Commission Answer - The new anti-dumping methodology (NOMAD) - E-009632/2016

# SUSTAINABLE TRADE

  • Textile imports: development MEPs call for rules to curb worker exploitation - Committee on Development

# CONFLICT MINERALS

  • EU Parliament: Conflict minerals: the bloody truth behind your smartphone

# WTO

  • U.S. Statement at the March 21 DSB Meeting Under Item 6 (EU – Measures Related to Price Comparison Methodologies)
  • Fifth China Round Table renews support for least-developed countries seeking to join WTO
  • WTO: Trade and investment are increasingly important development issues – DG Azevêdo

# EU COMMISSION REGISTER

  • DG TAXUD
  • Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be adopted, on behalf of the European Union, in the Joint Committee of the Regional Convention on pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules of origin with regard to the amendment of Appendix II to that Convention
  • Explanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclature of the European Union
  • Explanatory Notes to the Combined Nomenclature of the European Union

# EU PARLIAMENT REGISTER

  • EU Commission Answer - GSP+ trade preferences for Pakistan - E-000259/2017
  • Latest news - Next meetings - Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
  • Latest news - Next meetings - Delegation to the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly
  • General documents - Factsheets : Infokit - Delegation for relations with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly
  • Latest news - Next meeting - Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries

# EU COUNCIL REGISTER

  • St 7471 2017 Init - Outcome of proceedings of the Trade Policy Committee (Full Members) meeting on 17 March 2017
  • Cm 2111 2017 Init WORKING PARTY ON ENLARGEMENT AND COUNTRIES NEGOTIATING ACCESSION TO THE EU
  • Cm 2125 2017 Init - Trade Policy Committee (Deputy Members) - Notice of meeting and provisional agenda

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